Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel

202 North Teilman, Fresno, CA


Alana Pauline Woods

June 10, 1946May 20, 2020

Alana Woods passed away at Clovis Community Hospital on May 20, 2020. She leaves behind her loving husband of 54 years, Arlie Ray Woods. Son, Robert Woods and wife, Holly with four grandkids, Johnathan, Wyatt, Katie and Alan Woods. Son, Craig Woods and wife, Michelle with four grandkids, Tobias, Mason, Cody, and Jaxson. Daughter, Kim Santana and husband, Rufus with one grandson, Greyson. Great Granddaughter, Nina Woods.

Alana was born in Pittsburg, California on June 10, 1946 to Stanley and Pauline Scrivner. She was the first born of six siblings. She graduated Central Union High School in Fresno in 1964. She was a devoted student of the Bible and studied it all of her adult life. She found great comfort and wisdom in it.

Alana performed several jobs in her life. Her most important were Homemaker, Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She worked as a house cleaner; she worked for Fruit Patch Packing Company, as a hotel worker, and sold Amway and Rainbow vacuums. She was also a clown for the kid’s schools and church. More importantly, she only did things that helped people. If she was paid for it, that was secondary. She was always around to help with the care of family and friends, whenever needed, and whatever needed. She gave herself completely. Alana retired in the year of 2008 shortly after her husband retired in 2007, to be home together. Alana was a loving mother to three children, and a second mother to all her siblings. She was the oldest and took that on with no reservation. She was the family “social director” and “contact”. She kept track of all her siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and more. She made sure we knew about anything concerning any of us. When she could, she was there to help after someone had a baby, recovering from surgery, moving and more. Alana was loving towards all.

Alana attended The First Southern Baptist Church since 1980. She taught Sunday School for all ages, Vacation Bible School and more. She was Director for The Women’s Ministry and served as a prayer warrior for many prayer chains.

Alana could sew, quilt, knit, and make candy. She enjoyed sharing her treasures with everyone.

One of her favorite vacation spots was any beach location. Pismo Beach, Bodega Bay, and Cambria were some of her favorites.

Alana left an amazing legacy of faith being an example of a devoted prayer warrior for anyone. If you knew her, you were blessed with all she gave you and did everything she could for family and friends. She helped several people and children help find their faith and was a good example for that. She was the most giving, caring, selfless person. Anyone that had the privilege to know her was the recipient of all her wonderful qualities. She would pray for you if you had any needs and let her church prayer group know. She believed in the power of prayer.

She is also survived by her siblings – Stanley Alan Scrivner, Jr. of Mesa, AZ, Carol Jean Bridges of Fresno, CA, Gary Lowell Scrivner of Clovis, CA, Betty Ann Throne of Pleasant Hill, CA, and David Frank Scrivner of Davis, CA.

Alana was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley Alan and Pauline Dosha Scrivner, and sister Barbara Lucille Scrivner.


  • Private family services will be held


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Catherine Edwards

May 29, 2020

Alana was a dear friend & family member. She prayed for my family when I was to weak in the fight to pray. She was always there to help in any way she could. She will forever hold a special place in my heart ♥️ And I wait patiently for the day we are reunited for all eternity on heaven on earth. May our loving Savior be ever so close to the family she so loved and trusted Jesus to care for.

Marianela Gulke

May 28, 2020

I am not much for words but Alana and I worked together at one time and she was always lovely, friendly with a wonderful smile and laugh. She was also health conscientious and was very proud of her health. Such a beautiful being.

Edie Price

May 27, 2020

Aunt Alana was a sweet loving Christian who I have always looked up to. She always treated me special. As a child I remember her buying me Easter dresses. As an adult I received many cards in the mail. Didn't have to be a holiday or birthday but many times just a word of encouragement. She always treated my family with Love and respect. I love you Aunt Alana and I will miss you greatly.

Lovie Parker

May 27, 2020

Alana was a very special person. She was a wonderful mother-in-law and helped me so often with spiritual guidance during our phone conversations. Even though her son (Robert) and i were no longer married, she always treated me like family. I will miss her tremendously.

You will never be forgotten-

Jason Dauer

May 24, 2020

Alana was such a great, loving, and giving person. She always treated my family and I like we were her own. She will be missed dearly.


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